Sketches Turned in

I turned in all the sketches for the penguin book I'm working on for Marshall Cavendish. They sure are cute little critters. Now I need to paint them one full spread of one of the interiors so they get an idea of my color and style for this book.
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Illustration Friday: LINKED

I haven't posted to IF for a while. But here's one for the theme "linked."

It's an illustration for the upcoming book, "Chihuahua Chase" by A.E. Cannon, release date, June 2010 published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

And check out my post below about an awesome conference coming up!
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Free Books: Writing and Illustrating For Young Readers Conference

I'd like to announce a little fun give-away drawing I'm doing. For anyone who blogs about, tweets about, or posts a facebook message about the upcoming Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference, with the link to the conference website in their post, will be put in a drawing to receive an autographed copy of "Hip, Hip Hooray for Annie McRae!" and another drawing for an autographed copy of "There's Always a Way, Annie McRae!"

So put the following link in your post, and then post a comment below with a link to where you posted.

And check out the conference yourself. It's an AWESOME opportunity to learn, network, and hear from great authors, illustrators, a literary agent, and two editors from New York. It's priceless!
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